Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: Alexander E. Gates,David Ritchie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072701

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 365

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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues related to volcanoes and earthquakes, including causes of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, notable occurrences throughout history and the study of these natural phenomena.
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Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: David Ritchie,Alexander E. Gates

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816043729

Category: Nature

Page: 306

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Provides information on earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in various regions of the world, major quakes and eruptions throughout history, and geologic and scientific terms.
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The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson,Bruce Houghton,Steve McNutt,Hazel Rymer,John Stix

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123859395

Category: Science

Page: 1456

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Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included
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Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson,B. F. Houghton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012643140X

Category: Science

Page: 1417

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Awarded as Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE 2000! Awarded for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing for 1999 by the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Division, in the Geography and Earth Science category.
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The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Author: James Trefil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136753621

Category: History

Page: 554

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Edited by acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil, the Encyclopedia's 1000 entries combine in-depth coverage with a vivid graphic format to bring every facet of science, technology, and medicine into stunning focus. From absolute zero to the Mesozoic era to semiconductors to the twin paradox, Trefil and his co-authors have an uncanny ability to convey how the universe works and to show readers how to apply that knowledge to everyday problems.
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: John F. Mongillo,Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781573561471

Category: Nature

Page: 450

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Provides information related to environmental science; defines terms and identifies key people, organizations, events, statutes, treaties, places, creatures, and technology; and includes a chronology from 1798 to 2000.
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Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Science

Author: Timothy M. Kusky,Katherine E. Cullen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128592

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 873

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Provides a comprehensive reference for Earth and space sciences, including entries on climate change, stellar evolution, tsunamis, renewable energy options, and mass wasting.
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Encyclopedia of Earth Science

Author: New York Academy of Sciences,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110049

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 529

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Presents an illustrated A to Z reference with approximately 700 entries on topics in the earth sciences including hydrology, geology, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, and more.
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Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

Author: Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692977

Category: Nature

Page: 403

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The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening—and highly readable—entries. • Features approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries with insights into specific disasters, technology, key geographic features of the area, significant people, cultural beliefs, and more • Includes a general introduction and overview of the geography and tectonic activity in the Pacific Rim countries • Offers both historical and scientific information • Explains complex natural phenomena and scientific concepts using nontechnical language and clear illustrations • Provides relevant cross-references to related topics as well as to articles, books, and websites that offer further information
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Encyclopedia of Islands

Author: Rosemary G. Gillespie,D. A. Clague

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256492

Category: Nature

Page: 1074

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"An exceptionally concise and well-organized compilation of lucid accounts of the historical background and current research into all aspects of island science. Anyone with a serious interest in islands needs this tome close at hand."--Alex McBirney, author of "Volcanology and Igneous Petrology" "Scientific research on islands has greatly expanded our knowledge not only of insular biology, but also of the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity throughout the world. This beautifully illustrated volume is a comprehensive compendium of all topics related to islands and the science conducted on them. It will be an invaluable resource not only to ecologists and evolutionary biologists, but also to anthropologists, historians, geologists, conservationists, and anyone else interested in the wonderful diversity of islands and their inhabitants."--Jonathan Losos, author of "Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles" ""Encyclopedia of Islands "is an excellent reference guide. I wish I'd had it onboard my vessel, the "Sorcerer II, " during our circumnavigation."--J. Craig Venter, President, J. Craig Venter Institute, and former Founder and Chair, The Institute for Genomic Research
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